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From: pavel at ucw.cz (Pavel Machek)
Subject: Re: *nix data wipe tools

Hi!

> I've posted the final versions of a few simple, free shell scripts that i've 
> been working on to make data hygiene more convenient on *nix systems. Thanks 
> to list members who helped test them and contributed improvements.

Too simple, I'd say. Imagine sensitive file (/etc/shadow?). It is
subsequently freed and now is reused by one-byte /var/something/lock.

No programs I know will wipe this properly, not even on ext2 :-(.

								Pavel
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